Proverbs 13 NAS

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

1 A 1wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a 2scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

References for Proverbs 13:1

2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he 3enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is 4violence.

References for Proverbs 13:2

    • a 13:2 - Lit "eats"
    • b 13:2 - Lit "soul"
      3 The one who 5guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who 6opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

      References for Proverbs 13:3

        • c 13:3 - Lit "ruin is his"
          4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
          5 A righteous man 7hates falsehood, But a wicked man 8acts disgustingly and shamefully.

          References for Proverbs 13:5

            • d 13:5 - Lit "causes a bad odor and causes shame"
              6 Righteousness 9guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.

              References for Proverbs 13:6

                • e 13:6 - Lit "blamelessness of way"
                • f 13:6 - Lit "sin"
                  7 There is one who 10pretends to be rich, but has nothing *; Another pretends to be 11poor, but has great wealth.

                  References for Proverbs 13:7

                    • g 13:7 - Lit "impoverishes himself"
                      8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
                      9 The 12light of the righteous rejoices, But the 13lamp of the wicked goes out.

                      References for Proverbs 13:9

                        • h 13:9 - I.e. shines brightly
                          10 Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.

                          References for Proverbs 13:10

                              11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

                              References for Proverbs 13:11

                                • j 13:11 - Lit "vanity"
                                • k 13:11 - Or "gradually;" lit "on the hand"
                                  12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

                                  References for Proverbs 13:12

                                      13 The one who 14despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be 15rewarded.

                                      References for Proverbs 13:13

                                        • m 13:13 - Lit "pledged to it"
                                          14 The teaching of the wise is a 16fountain of life, To turn aside from the 17snares of death.

                                          References for Proverbs 13:14

                                          15 18Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

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                                          16 Every 19prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

                                          References for Proverbs 13:16

                                            • o 13:16 - Lit "spreads out"
                                              17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But 20a faithful envoy brings healing.

                                              References for Proverbs 13:17

                                              18 Poverty and shame will come to him who 21neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.

                                              References for Proverbs 13:18

                                                • p 13:18 - Or "instruction"
                                                  19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
                                                  20 22He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

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                                                  21 23Adversity pursues sinners, But the 24righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

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                                                  22 A good man 25leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the 26wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

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                                                  23 27Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice *.

                                                  References for Proverbs 13:23

                                                    • r 13:23 - Lit "there is what is swept"
                                                      24 He who 28withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him 29disciplines him diligently.

                                                      References for Proverbs 13:24

                                                        • s 13:24 - I.e. correction or discipline
                                                        • t 13:24 - Lit "seeks him diligently with discipline"
                                                          25 The 30righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the 31wicked is in need.

                                                          References for Proverbs 13:25

                                                            • u 13:25 - Lit "eats to the satisfaction of his soul"

                                                              Study tools for Proverbs 13

                                                              • a 13:2 - Lit "eats"
                                                              • b 13:2 - Lit "soul"
                                                              • c 13:3 - Lit "ruin is his"
                                                              • d 13:5 - Lit "causes a bad odor and causes shame"
                                                              • e 13:6 - Lit "blamelessness of way"
                                                              • f 13:6 - Lit "sin"
                                                              • g 13:7 - Lit "impoverishes himself"
                                                              • h 13:9 - I.e. shines brightly
                                                              • i 13:10 - Lit "gives"
                                                              • j 13:11 - Lit "vanity"
                                                              • k 13:11 - Or "gradually;" lit "on the hand"
                                                              • l 13:12 - Lit "coming"
                                                              • m 13:13 - Lit "pledged to it"
                                                              • n 13:14 - Or "law"
                                                              • o 13:16 - Lit "spreads out"
                                                              • p 13:18 - Or "instruction"
                                                              • q 13:22 - Lit "sons' sons"
                                                              • r 13:23 - Lit "there is what is swept"
                                                              • s 13:24 - I.e. correction or discipline
                                                              • t 13:24 - Lit "seeks him diligently with discipline"
                                                              • u 13:25 - Lit "eats to the satisfaction of his soul"